Clarkson’s Farm viewers fuming at ‘shocking use of taxpayers money’ after watching season 2
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Clarkson’s Farm viewers have been left fuming over the 'shocking use of taxpayers money' after watching season two.
Fans have been busy binge-watching the latest round of the Amazon Prime show, which once again centres on the trials and tribulations of Jeremy Clarkson and Kaleb Cooper as they attempt to run Diddly Squat Farm.
Earlier this week, viewers called out the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) for its 'cartel-like' behaviour as it continues to go against Clarkson's wishes.
But now, there's a new issue that has left fans fuming: badgers.
Episode four kicks off with the former Top Gear host finding out that an artificial insemination project to get his cows pregnant hadn't worked.
Clarkson soon learns about a bovine tuberculosis outbreak in the UK, caused by the badger population.
Veterinary expert Dilwyn Evans explains that while the disease can also be spread by deer and foxes, these animals can be culled by land owners.
But badgers have been protected by law since the 1980s to stop badger baiting.
While the topic of blood sport is highly divisive, viewers haven't taken too favourably to the fact that the issue causes the taxpayer so much money.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Watching Clarkson's Farm is so frustrating. It demonstrates what a nonsense this country is.
Watching badgers spread TB and wipe out farmers because they were protected in the 80s to stop badger baiting which no longer exists is ridiculous. A country of pointless red tape."
Another said: "All I’ve figured out from Clarkson's Farm 2 so far is that badgers are costing taxpayers over 100 million and costing farmers their livelihood."
"I started watching Clarkson's Farm 2 last night," added a third. "I was shocked that the tax payer is paying over 150 million to compensate the bovine tb problem."
Elsewhere, people raged about WODC and the issues Clarkson has faced while trying to keep his passion project alive.
The recently released season two of Clarkson's Farm sees Clarkson go head-to-head with the council after deciding to open his restaurant.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host had to fight tooth and nail to convert the farm's lambing barn into an eatery, where he planned to serve local produce to visitors.
Eventually, Clarkson settled on setting up the restaurant in an abandoned barn on the land, since its size and age meant he didn't need to seek out planning permission from the council.
The WODC has also been accused of wasting people's tax money, with one writing: "Cannot see @OxfordshireCC coming off well after Clarksons farm.
"Nimbyism at its absolute finest. Shocking use of taxpayers money."
A second chimed in: "Clarkson's Farm 2 once again showing the struggles bureaucracy and absolute b*****ks our UK farmers face everyday whilst trying to earn a living and support families.
"Fabulous programme that needs to be seen by everyone, especially Westminster."
LADbible has reached out to a the WODC for comment.
You can watch the second season of Clarkson's Farm on Prime Video now.